Reviews and Problems with Olympus VG-160 / D-745 / X-990
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Quick replacement - Bad replacement
M. Dahms "FenderBender", Amazon
16 July 2014
Summary: I enjoyed an Olympus stylus 7040 for a few years now.. tossed it around and took it everyplace. Unfortunate for me the screen has developed a line thru it. Does not effect the videos but I assume it will go out soon. So I did a quick search and found it is no longer available. Sooo.. without much thought I looked what else Olympus hasd to offer in the basic one button video start(I love the one button record!) and it brought me to this.
Summary: When I bought the camera I thought it would be powered by double A batteries. However I was surprised that the camera came with its own battery, however it did not come with a charger for this battery. I was disappointed and had to find a charger for its battery before giving the gift to my daughter. I just never thought to ask.
Summary: I returned this item because I didn't like the quality of the pictures. Sure, I should have read up on the subject but this was an impulse purchase. Now I know that more megapixels don't translate into sharper pictures. It is more to do with the size of the sensor. My current point-and-shoot camera only has 10MP but takes better shots. It is more expensive than this model so it wouldn't be fair to make a comparison.
Summary: I thought this camera was all right for a value point-and-shoot digital camera. It doesn't do the best in low-light settings, and for some reason digital image stabilization isn't on by default. Enabling that really does significantly improve the quality of the photos.
Summary: The camera fills up after nine pictures. Would have been nice to be told to buy a Sim card right away or charge more and include the card with the camera as I can't clear and save the pictures without having access to my computer with the camera program I have installed.
Summary: I like the camera - it's size lets me carry it in a shirt pocket. Transferring pictures to my computer is somewhat complicated. The on-line owners guide is hard to use but I was provided a printed copy when I requested it.
Summary: Quality of the photos from this camera do not blow me away. In fact I don't notice any difference between phone camera shots and those from this camera. Glad I didn't spend much money on it because it's just OK.
Summary: The pictures have great resolution. It's sleak and sexy. I love the chrome orange. I love the rapid fire setting. I will however say it changes settings on me when I haven't touched a single button. So a lot of times I will have lined up a perfect picture and its gets lots because it changed to a setting that blurs if its not on a tri pod or you move,,, It;s made me lose a lot of potential beautiful photos, I assure you it's not me changing the settings.